Plants of Pheasant Branch Conservancy

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Aster, silky (Symphyotrichum sericeum) [Aster family (Asteraceae)]
Aliases: Aster sericeus
Aster, silky
Aster, silky

Flower color:purple
Bloom period:mid August to early October
C value:8
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Illinois wildflowers
Aster, sky blue (Symphyotrichum oolentangiense) [Aster family (Asteraceae)]
Aliases: azure aster, prairie heart leaved aster, Aster azureus
Aster, sky blue
Aster, sky blue
Aster, sky blue

Flower color:blue
Bloom period:mid August to early October
C value:5
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Illinois wildflowers
Basal leaves untoothed on winged petioles.
Bastard toadflax (Comandra umbellata) [Sandalwood family (Santalaceae)]
Aliases: false toadflax
Bastard toadflax
Bastard toadflax

Flower color:white
Bloom period:early May to mid June
C value:6
Wetland indicator:FACU
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Illinois wildflowers
Missouri plants
Minnesota wildflowers
Hemiparasitic (can derive some of its nutrients by drawing them from the roots of nearby plants).
Blue-eyed grass, prairie (Sisyrinchium campestre) [Iris family (Iridaceae)]
Blue-eyed grass, prairie
Blue-eyed grass, prairie

Flower color:blue
Bloom period:early May to June
C value:7
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Illinois wildflowers
Missouri plants
Not actually a grass (a member of the Iris family).
Downy yellow painted cup (Castilleja sessiliflora) [Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae)]
Downy yellow painted cup
Downy yellow painted cup

Flower color:yellow
Bloom period:May to July
C value:10
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Missouri plants
Grass, big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) [Grass family (Poaceae)]
Aliases: turkey foot
Grass, big bluestem
Grass, big bluestem
Grass, big bluestem

Bloom period:July to late August
C value:4
Wetland indicator:FAC-
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Illinois wildflowers
Three to eight feet tall.
Grass, Indian (Sorghastrum nutans) [Grass family (Poaceae)]
Grass, Indian
Grass, Indian

Bloom period:late July to mid October
C value:5
Wetland indicator:FACU+
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Illinois wildflowers
Grass, prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis) [Grass family (Poaceae)]
Grass, prairie dropseed
Grass, prairie dropseed

Bloom period:August to early September
C value:10
Wetland indicator:FACU-
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Illinois wildflowers
Lead plant (Amorpha canescens) [Bean family (Fabaceae)]
Lead plant
Lead plant

Flower color:purple
Bloom period:late May to mid September
C value:7
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Illinois wildflowers
Lobelia, pale spike (Lobelia spicata) [Bellflower family (Campanulaceae)]
Lobelia, pale spike
Lobelia, pale spike
Lobelia, pale spike

Flower color:purple
Bloom period:late May to early September
C value:6
Wetland indicator:FAC
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Illinois wildflowers
Milkweed, whorled (Asclepias verticillata) [Milkweed family (Asclepiadaceae)]
Milkweed, whorled

Flower color:white
Bloom period:July to early September
C value:2
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Illinois wildflowers
Pasqueflower, American (Anemone patens) [Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae)]
Pasqueflower, American
Pasqueflower, American

Flower color:purple
Bloom period:late March to May
C value:7
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Illinois wildflowers
Probably the earliest prairie bloomer at Pheasant Branch.
Puccoon, fringed (Lithospermum incisum) [Borage family (Boraginaceae)]
Aliases: narrow leaved puccoon
Puccoon, fringed
Puccoon, fringed

Flower color:yellow
Bloom period:early May to mid June
C value:8
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Minnesota wildflowers
Puccoon, hoary (Lithospermum canescens) [Borage family (Boraginaceae)]
Puccoon, hoary
Puccoon, hoary

Flower color:yellow
Bloom period:late April to late June
C value:10
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Illinois wildflowers
Missouri plants
Pussytoes, plantain (Antennaria plantaginifolia) [Aster family (Asteraceae)]
Aliases: Cat's foot
Pussytoes, plantain
Pussytoes, plantain
Pussytoes, plantain
Pussytoes, plantain
Pussytoes, plantain

Flower color:white
Bloom period:early May to mid July
C value:3
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Illinois wildflowers
Missouri plants
Basal leaves > .5 inch wide, with three prominent veins.
Rose, prairie (Rosa arkansana) [Rose family (Rosaceae)]
Rose, prairie
Rose, prairie
Rose, prairie
Rose, prairie
Rose, prairie

Flower color:pink
Bloom period:late May to late September
C value:5
Wetland indicator:NI
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Illinois wildflowers
Michigan flora
Minnesota wildflowers
Sandwort, rock (Arenaria stricta) [Pink family (Caryophyllaceae)]
Sandwort, rock
Sandwort, rock
Sandwort, rock
Sandwort, rock

Flower color:white
Bloom period:June to September
C value:7
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Missouri plants
Short-lived perennial.
Sedge, Mead's (Carex meadii) [Sedge family (Cyperaceae)]
Sedge, Mead
Sedge, Mead
Sedge, Mead

Bloom period:April to May
C value:6
Wetland indicator:FAC
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Illinois wildflowers
Missouri plants
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242357322
Grayish leaves; brownish/purplish pistillate scales with translucent margins and green central band.
Sedge, Richardson's (Carex richardsonii) [Sedge family (Cyperaceae)]
Aliases: prairie hummock sedge
Sedge, Richardson
Sedge, Richardson

Bloom period:April to May
C value:7
Wetland indicator:UPL
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Terminal staminate spike (yellow), pistillate spikes (white) below the staminate spike; bract sheaths maroon; last year's leaves curled, yellow from a distance.
Snakeroot, Seneca (Polygala senega) [Milkwort family (Polygalaceae)]
Snakeroot, Seneca
Snakeroot, Seneca
Snakeroot, Seneca
Snakeroot, Seneca

Flower color:white
Bloom period:early May to June
C value:8
Wetland indicator:FACU
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Illinois wildflowers
Missouri plants
Found on the hill.
Spurge, flowering (Euphorbia corollata) [Spurge family (Euphorbiaceae)]
Spurge, flowering
Spurge, flowering

Flower color:white
Bloom period:late May to mid September
C value:4
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Illinois wildflowers
Star grass, yellow (Hypoxis hirsuta) [Lily family (Liliaceae)]
Aliases: common gold star
Star grass, yellow

Flower color:yellow
Bloom period:mid May to late June
C value:8
Wetland indicator:FAC
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Illinois wildflowers
Missouri plants
Sunflower, western (Helianthus occidentalis) [Aster family (Asteraceae)]
Aliases: few leaf sunflower
Sunflower, western
Sunflower, western

Flower color:yellow
Bloom period:mid July to mid September
C value:6
Wetland indicator:FACU-
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Minnesota wildflowers
The stem has one pair or no leaves above the basal leaves.
Violet, bird's foot (Viola pedata) [Violet family (Violaceae)]
Violet, bird
Violet, bird
Violet, bird
Violet, bird

Flower color:purple
Bloom period:late April to mid June
C value:7
Wetland indicator:UPL
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Illinois wildflowers
Missouri plants
Petals not bearded (cf. prairie violet).
Violet, prairie (Viola pedatifida) [Violet family (Violaceae)]
Violet, prairie
Violet, prairie

Flower color:purple
Bloom period:late April to early June
C value:9
Wetland indicator:FACU-
Notes:
Flora of Wisconsin
Illinois wildflowers
Minnesota wildflowers
The lower side petals have a hairy "beard" along the throat.